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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET Thomson, Magic Garden Care and Education Centre, Auckland, New Zealand; Adrienne Wilkens, Sophia’s Preschool, Oakura, New Zealand; Bronwyn Glass, Botany Downs Kindergarten, Auckland, New Zealand; and Heather Durham, Helensville Montessori, Helensville, New Zealand. Thanks to Andy Dean, Herb Foley, Raymond Dixon, and Barbara Ormond for allowing us to photograph the beautiful mural created by children on the University of Auckland campus. Across the “ditch” in Australia, Fran Bastion and Casula Pre-School, Liverpool City Council Early Childhood Program, Liverpool, Australia, offered us great examples for the first edi- tion of this book and rallied contributions for this edition as well. We are grateful to our colleagues across Canada who also provided numerous examples of wonderful environments for young children. Our Harvest Resources Associates; Lorrie Baird, Kawartha Child Care Services, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada; and Anne Marie Coughlin, London Bridge Child Care Services, London, Ontario, Canada, have worked with scores of educators in their own organizations and throughout Canada to inspire them to rethink the kind of environments young children deserve. We appreciate the contributions of Angela Woodburn, Lindsay Sparkes, and Andrea Dewhurst, London Bridge Child Care Services; Lorrie Baird and the educators of Kawartha Child Care Services; Melanie Bacon, Kerrie Isaac, Shauna Coons, and Nicole Ferguson, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) Child Development Center, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada; Melissa Gogolinski, Isabel F. Cox School, Redcliff, Alberta, Canada; Susan Stacey, Junior Primary Programme at Halifax Grammar School, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Darlene Nantarath and Tammy Nucci, Ashton Meadows Child Care, Markham, Ontario, Canada; Tami Brandrick and Lori O’Leary, Saskatoon Early Childhood Education Demonstration Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada; and Elizabeth Hicks, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Donna King is a remarkable teacher and designer of children’s environ- ments and someday should have her own book focused on the stunning work done at Children First in Durham, North Carolina. In the meanwhile, she has significantly enriched both the first and second edition of Designs for Living and Learning with all her contributions. Working for many years with the centers who are part of United Way Bright Beginnings in Houston, Texas, we’ve seen a remarkable transformation in their environments and want to extend special recognition to Marcela Clark, Shannon McClellan, Sanjuana Frank, Kassondra Brown, Fran Brockington, and the United Way Bright Beginnings, Houston, center directors who have helped to make contributions to this book: Mitzi Bartlet, House of Tiny Treasures; Noemi Ocampo, Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans; Leslie Jeter, Destiny Village Child Care; Francine Robinson, Waltrip High School xii [ Acknowledg ments COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL